Medical Lab Tech / Clinical Lab Scientist

ADN Healthcare

NOW HIRING! Contract/Traveler Medical Lab Tech / Clinical Lab Scientist in Ottawa, IL

  • 26 week assignment
  • Shift: 8 Hour Nights. Start Time: 6 pm or 10 pm
QUALIFICATIONS/POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 
The qualifications/position requirements identified below list the skill level, ability and knowledge required to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to performing the essential functions of the position.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Science.
  • Previously qualified or could have qualified as a technologist under March 14, 1990 rules.
  • Experience not required, but 1 to 2 years desirable.
  • ASCP or AMT certification.
  • Mathematical, computer, reasoning and language skills at the college level.
  • MInimum of 1 year experience as an MT/MLT or CLS
ANALYTICAL ABILITY/PROBLEM SOLVING/CLINICAL TASKS
  • Must be able to exercise tact and diplomacy.
  • Must have the ability to determine priorities when multiple situations exist or to seek guidance from the proper authority.
  • Must be proficient in the quantitative analysis of laboratory data for preparation and submission of results.
  • Mental demands are often strenuous, requiring close concentration under pressure.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL)

Must be able to work as a team member, using proper communication techniques when accomplishing duties.
External contact with patients and other hospital personnel, including physicians is routine.
Understands individual limitations and routinely seeks guidance from the proper authority.

SUPERVISION

Supervised by the section head. As required, is supervised by the Registered Medical Technologist or CLS.
Supervise or direct the work of new technicians or students.

APTITUDES

Intelligence – Ability to understand instructions, reason and make judgments. Requirement: High
Verbal – Ability to understand meaning of words, ideas associated with them, and their effective use. Requirement: High
Numerical – Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. Requirement: High
Clerical Perception – Ability to perceive pertinent details and verbal material. Requirement: High
Motor Coordination – Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Requirement: Moderate.
Finger Dexterity – Ability to move the fingers easily and skillfully. Requirement: Moderate
Manual Dexterity – Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. Requirement: Moderate
Eye, Hand, Foot Coordination – Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. Requirement: Moderate
Color Discrimination – Ability to perceive similarities and differences in color. Requirement: High

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Refer to Frequency Factor Table on back page.

? Stands for long periods and walk short distances for most of the work shift.
? Frequent contact with biohazard body fluids.
? Uses tools and electrical devices to repair instruments and check equipment.
? Works with automated analyzers, computers, microscopes, centrifuges, dispensers, glassware and water baths.
? Works with chemical that may be highly toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive and irritant.

RESPONSIBILITY ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MONEY, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS-SAFETY OF OTHERS

? Responsible for a wide variety of laboratory instruments, ranging from relatively simple mechanical equipment to highly sophisticated electronic equipment.
? Responsible for those supplies utilized in assigned workstation for appropriate use to assure minimal waster.
? Responsible for patient tests performed to assure accurate and reliable results utilized for patient care.
? Understands and protects self against exposure to hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases.
? Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age(s) of the patients served on the assigned unit/department, as indicated below.
? Correlates laboratory methods, procedures and patient test results with age-specific population criteria, i.e., geriatrics, adults, pediatrics, and neonates.
? Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs as appropriate to the ages of the patients served.
? Understands the range of treatment needed by the different age-specific population served, i.e., geriatrics, adults, pediatrics, and neonates.

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